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June 10, 2013

Road to Glory road kill

WKA-sanctioned main event lasts just 117 seconds



Webster was extremely happy with Taylor’s performance and hopes to get him back into the ring within weeks.
“I’m at a loss for words. I couldn’t be more impressed,” Webster said. “I was more impressed with his patience than anything else. He took his time and when the kill shot was there, he pulled the trigger.”
Esposito, 52, capped off a Lock City ring sweep with a three-round, unanimous-decision boxing victory over a man 22 years his junior, David Kitchkart, 30, who represented the Clinton Street Kickboxing Gym in Syracuse.
Esposito, who garnered an equally loud, long ovation from the Kenan crowd and was escorted to the ring by Lockport’s legendary retired pro heavyweight Tony Ventura, dominated in the first round, capping off his first 120 seconds in the ring in three decades with a thunderous right hand that stunned Kitchkart.
Lockport’s long time city worker Esposito stole the second as well with another late solid right hand. The third round could have went either way with Kitchkart settling down to make a better fight of it, but judges gave the fight to Esposito 29-28, 30-27, 29-28.
Other fight night winners — all muay thai style (hands, feet, knees, elbows) — were Tyler Toomey of Baldwinsville, Erin Morris of Buffalo, Hamburg’s Anthony Norton, Miguel Testa of Syracuse and three impressive siblings from Liverpool’s Team Andrello, Leith, Luay and Audey Ashkar.
Toomey earned a TKO win over Syracuse’s Dylan Pardi at 20 seconds of the third round in their 130-pound bout, Leith Ashkar posted a unanimous (40-35, 40-36, 40-36) four-round, 145-pound win over Dan Dorfman of Buffalo, Morris won by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27) over Syracuse’s Donalea Maloney in their 140-pound, three-round match; Norton earned a three-round, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) win over Syracuse’s Ben Horton in a 155-pound, three-round bout; Luay Ashkar improved to 17-1 with a five-round, 50-45, 50-45, 50-45 unanimous decision win over Toronto’s Louie Loresco at 135 pounds; Testa won a 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 majority decision three-round, 155-pound win over North Tonawanda’s Steve Horton; and Audey Ashkar bounced back from a first-round knockdown by Wolfie Steel to beat the Cincinnati resident by majority decision, 49-46, 48-46, 48-47, in their five-round, 125-pound fight.

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